jessica bruinsma

Berchtesgaden police officer Lorenz Rasp said that he helped lift 24-year-old Jessica Bruinsma of Colorado state to safety by helicopter on Thursday after she attracted the attention of lumberjacks by attaching her sports bra to a cable used to move timber down the mountain.

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A hiker given up for dead by mountain rescuers was saved when she threw her bra into a cable car. Jessica Bruinsma had fallen off a ledge in the Alps and was stranded for 70 hours. But she spotted a cable car on its way up the mountain and flung her bra into a container carrying food as it passed her. Workers realized the undies must have been thrown in as a message and sent out a search party. Men searching for woman without a bra on. Yes, this is novel.

Rasp said his team followed the cable line up the cliffside in a helicopter and found Bruinsma standing on the ledge, waving with her good arm. After circling once, they lowered a winch to Bruinsma and lifted her aboard.

"She did so well because she is in very good shape," Rasp said. "She has been training for a marathon — her goal is to finish in 3 hours and 10 minutes."

An Alpine rescue team, including five helicopters and 80 emergency workers, had been searching for Bruinsma since she went missing June 16 after losing her way in bad weather while hiking with a friend near the Austrian border.

She fell 16.4 feet (five meters) to a rocky overhang, where she spent the next 70 hours on the narrow ledge, sustained by water that she found by breaking into a supply box on the ledge.

She badly bruised a leg and dislocated a shoulder in the fall, and the cliff was too isolated for her to climb free, Rasp said.

So this is how we do this. Each entry here corresponds with an item on the map up top. It's the world, in a quick trip. It's blanket coverage, so feel the warmth. And believe us when we say this: the next time we're trekking through the alps, if you think we're not loaded up after a supplu run to Victoria's Secret, then you know little of us, and less about survival.